Preschool Activities and Printables

Milk Jug Skull Lanterns

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Use a few materials that you might already have on hand to make these spooky milk jug skulls!

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I saw some of these on someone’s stoop the other night and thought we have got to try that!

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This simple craft calls for just a few supplies, doesn’t take long, and makes a big impact in the dark! We used

  • milk or spring water jugs (half gallon and gallon)
  • sharpie
  • sharp knife
  • LED candles

First, clean your empty milk jug with soap and water, and let it drip dry (you don’t want to smell sour milk, right?)  You may have to remove some stickers, which can be tricky!

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Next, draw a spooky skull face on your milk jug. We drew ours on the sides opposite the jug handle.  (As luck would have it, this was also the side without any sticker residue).  You can go simple or complicated with the skeleton face – I think eyes and teeth are the most important parts!

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Finally a grown-up should cut a small hole in the backside, big enough to fit a LED tealight.

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Voila! A simple but spooky Halloween lantern!

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Susan

I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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